The owner of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Las Cruces Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen. The Las Cruces PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda Civic.
Shortly after the activation, deputies with the Dona County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Civic with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Picacho and Valley.
Deputies determined the Civic was mobile and observed it traveling on Hadley. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver pulled over in the area of Mcfie and 5th Street. The driver was identified and found to be a repeat auto theft offender. The Civic was recovered and will be released back to the owner. The auto theft offender was arrested for auto theft related charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in May 2000 at AutoNation Honda in Costa Mesa, California.